Sand Sculpting Festival Draws Crowds To Revere Beach
Sculptors and spectators are flocking to Revere Beach this weekend for the 12th annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, which runs from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26.
The main event is the Master Sand Sculptor Competition, in which 20 or more artists from around the world are invited to compete in creating large-as-life sand sculptures.
The boardwalk along the beach is lined with food trucks selling fried dough, cotton candy and hot dogs. Each day features live music on the beach and Saturday night's fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
This year's theme is "The Spirit of Massachusetts," meaning that the centerpiece sculpture will display iconic landmarks of the state, the Revere Journal reported.
In addition to the traditional solo competition, this year will introduce a doubles division, allowing teams of two to work together on a sculpture, according to the Journal.
In 2014, more than 600,000 people attended the festival, according to the Revere Beach website.
Check out photos from the beginning of the festival on Friday: